Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week 49 - Senzokuike, Japan

A fabulous week gone by! So much happened and so many miracles...we had 2 people we weren't expecting to come to church, call us shortly before and say they were coming. Along with the others who we had planned on coming it made for a blessing filled, slightly stressful day! But turned out amazing in the end.

We went to 3 different areas this past week, including Takasaki. It's more in the country part of Tokyo, a good ride from where we are in Senzokuike, but luckily we planned it so that we were going the same day as the AP Elders so we were able to catch a ride in the Mission Home van with them, made the trip a little shorter and a lot less expensive (one way train ticket is about 4000yen). Anyway on the way back I had the interesting experience to learn what happens to a car if you accidentally put regular gasoline in it when it needs diesel. Yup, luckily we were only about 3 miles from the mission home when we filled up for gas! We had just stopped to fill up quickly before getting back. Anyway we had just gotten back on the road when the oil in the car suddenly plummeted, we stopped the car, and then it refused to start again. So in the craziness of Tokyo traffic, I had the lucky experience to get out and push a car! Haha it made for an interesting night. There's a typhoon in Japan right now, so luckily at that moment it wasn't raining, otherwise we would have been soaked! Hopefully they'll be able to siphon all the gasoline out and the van's engine will be okay.

I also this week...got my dying letter...can you believe it...I still have a good six months left! I guess with foreign missionaries the traveling home plans take a little longer to plan out than the japanese missionaries. Yamada shimai, has 2 transfers left after this one (i have 4) and she just got hers a few weeks ago

Anyway that's about all!
Love you all!
Sister Erin Benne

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